Welcome to the Winter 2019/20 Newsletter.  This Newsletter will contain all information from 1st October 2019
 

Jubilee Cup

Epsom played their first match in the Round Robin stage of the Jubilee on Monday 2nd December 2019.  They won on both rinks & the match 37 - 18 (6 - 0).

Details:

Rink 4  Keith Roberts Martin Harbottle John Warren  won 14 - 13

Unfortunately Epsom played with 1 player short on this rink.  However, the led 11 - 6 after 10 ends & won by 1 shot.

Rink 5  Stefan Tomm Ted Ray John Huxford Simon Meller  won 23 - 5

This was a good win for Epsom on this rink.  They led 7 - 4 after 6 ends & won the next 5 ends to go further ahead 20 - 4.  They won by 18 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 37  Surbiton RBL 18    Epsom 6 points  Surbiton RBL 0 points

 

Spitfire League

Epsom lose heavily in the third Spitfire League game against Ashtead & Co. on Wednesday 13th November 2019.  They lost on all 3 rinks.

Details:

Rink 1  Brian Kenyon Lesley South Stefan Tomm Fred Read  lost 6 - 17

Rink 2  Sandy Cooper Mick Cooper Phil Sims Terry Hoye  lost 7 - 17

Rink 3  Sandie Harvey Richard Price Pat Buckley Keith Roberts  lost 5 - 35

Final Score:  Epsom 18  Ashtead & Co. 69    Epsom 0 points  Ashtead & Co. 10 points

Richard Price played in his first Spitfire match

 

Indoor Friendly v Donyngs

Epsom played against Donyngs on 3rd November 2019 in a mixed 6 rink Triples match.  They won on 2 rink, lost on 4 rinks & lost overall 91 - 117.  Despite losing this was a good performance as many Epsom players do not play regularly indoors.

Details:

Rink 1  Audrey Jones Stefan Tomm Ted Ray  won 17 - 12

After 7 ends Epsom was 4 - 7 down, but won the next 6 ends to go 12 - 7 ahead.  They kept the lead & won by 5 shots.

Rink 2  Brian Kenyon Sylvia Smart John Warren  lost 20 - 28

Epsom got off to a bad start finding themselves 3 - 24 down.  They won the next 3 ends to be 13 - 24 behind.  Over the last 4 ends Epsom outscored Donyngs 7 - 2 & lost by 8 shots.

Rink 3  Sandy Cooper David Ganney Terry Hoye  won 21 - 14

Epsom held a narrow lead 8 - 7 after 10 ends, but were 14 - 9 ahead after 15 ends.  They won by 7 shots.

Rink 4  Trish Southgate Pat Buckley Martin Harbottle  lost 17 - 24

After 8 ends Epsom was 2 - 18 down, but won the next 4 ends to narrow the gap to 12 - 18.  They lost by 7 shots.

Rink 5  Heather Pigden Eileen Mills John Huxford  lost 7 - 20

Epsom was 3 - 11 down after 10 ends & lost by 13 shots.

Rink 6  Lesley South Mick Cooper Marilyn Walsh-Hoye  lost 9  19

After 12 ends Epsom trailed 5 - 14 & lost by 10 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 91  Donyngs 117

 

Spitfire League

Epsom played their second Spitfire League game against Reigate Priory on Wednesday 30th October 2019 and won on 1 rink, lost on 2 rinks & lost overall 43 - 47 (2 - 8).

Details:

Rink 4  Brian Kenyon Sandy Cooper Keith Roberts Marilyn Walsh-Hoye  lost 12 - 14

Epsom led 5 - 4 after 5 ends, but lost the next 5 ends to go 5 - 10 behind.  Epsom scored 3 shots on the last end, but lost by 2 shots.

Rink 5  Sandie Harvey Pat Buckley Anne Hoffmann John Warren  lost 11 - 17

After 8 ends Epsom trailed 4 - 0, but came within 2 shots, 10  12 on the 12th end.  They lost by 6 shots.

Rink 6  Mick Cooper Eileen Mills Fred Read Terry Hoye  won 20 - 16

Epsom led 8 - 6 after 8 ends, but went behind 8 - 11 on the 11th end.  They regained the lead immediately, but went behind again 12 - 16 on the 13th end.  However, Epsom won the last 3 ends to win by 4 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 43  Reigate Priory 47     Epsom 2 points  Reigate Priory 8 points

Sandy & Mick Cooper played in their first Spitfire League Match

 

Spitfire League

Epsom played their first Spitfire League game against Purley Bury on Wednesday 9th October 2019 and won on 1 rink, drew on 2 rinks & won overall 57 - 46 (8 - 2).

Details:

Rink 1  Lesley South Audrey Jones Fred Read Martin Harbottle  drew 18 - 18

Epsom led 11 - 7 after 8 ends & 18 - 14 going into the last end.  However, they dropped 4 shots to tie the rink.

Rink 2  Bob Blaker Keith Roberts Marilyn Walsh-Hoye Dickie Day  won 19 - 8

Epsom was 4 - 6 down after 8 ends, but took the lead on the next end with a count of 5.  They won ends 11 - 16 scoring a total of 10 shots to win by 11 shots.

Rink 3  Sandie Harvey Pat Buckley Terry Hoye John Warren  drew 20 - 20

The scores were level 10 - 10 after 8 ends, but Epsom led 19 - 16 after 13 ends.  Going into the last end they led by 2 shots, but dropped 2 shots to tie the rink.

Final Score:  Epsom 57  Purley Bury 46   Epsom 8 points  Purley Bury 2 points

 

Spitfire Dates

Wednesday 9th October 2019 v Purley Bury at 4.30pm

Wednesday 30th October 2019 v Reigate Priory at 2pm

Wednesday 13th November 2019 v Ashtead & Co at 4.30pm

Wednesday 11th December 2019 v Purley Bury at 2pm

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 v Reigate Priory at 4.30pm

Wednesday 5th February 2020 v Ashtead & Co at 2pm

Further Information from Martin Harbottle